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Disney ‘Routinely’ Removes Alligators From Area Where Child Was Attacked, Officials Say

June 16, 2016

Time Magazine | June. 15, 2016

lligators regularly attack small prey at or near the water’s edge and in most cases they will not immediately swallow their prey but will instead hold it under water to drown it, Robert Reisz, a professor of biology at the University of Toronto, told CTV. “It’s not unusual behavior for an alligator to pull things into the water,” Reisz said, adding that it’s not uncommon for dogs in Florida to be snatched by alligators. “This is normal predatory behavior, it just happens to be a child.” Read more.